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    WWW Wednesday – 29 April 2020

    Good afternoon bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So, I’ve had a WEEK since last Thursday. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything since my last update. It’s not intentional. I just haven’t had time to do anything because life and work continue to slowly kill me. I did make time to…

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    WWW… Thursday? – 23 April 2020

    Good afternoon bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? However, as you might have noticed, it’s currently Thursday on this side of the international date line. I delayed this post because yesterday I was still hosting BE Spring (click here to see my post where I scream about all a lot of the books that…

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    BE Spring ’20: It’s Mandrake Potting Time!

    Good afternoon bookworms! Yup, time to herd all those screaming baby mandrakes back to the potting shed so we can put them in bigger pots to help them grow big and strong! Don’t forget your earmuffs! This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organised by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, “It’s Mandrake Potting Time” is hosted by me! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Time for all those baby mandrakes to be repotted so they can grow…

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    WWW Wednesday – 15 April 2020

    Good afternoon bookworms! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I’m currently doing my OWLs (as per my TBR post)… and I finally read some books!! It’s so exciting!! Things to report!! Symbol Key Symbol Key Symbol Key ⚔️ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🛸 sci-fi 🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery 🤡 thriller 🎀…

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    Top 5… books that weren’t what I expected (+ bonus top 5)

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books that weren’t what I expected (in a good way). Plus, as an UNEXPECTED bonus (see what I did there?!) you’re also getting last week’s anticipated books for 2020 because I had drafted it, and forgot to schedule it. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! Books that weren’t…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #11

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by the amazing Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties to do the Sunshine Blogger Award in July… eek!! Let’s get down to it! Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. Answer the questions. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post. Questions from Siobhan Which…

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    December ’19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’m gonna be honest, it feels kind of weird being New Years at the moment. Our fireworks got canceled a week ago because of the total fire ban in place with all of our bushfires.* We’ve had friends be evacuated from their homes yesterday and a lot of people spent the night at basketball stadiums and emergency evacuation centres. Highways have been closed, and it’s a little scary here. Certainly not the start to the 2020 that any of us wanted. * If…

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    BE Winter ’19: All I Want For Christmas…

    Good afternoon bookworms! This is my third and final post for Book Ending Winter this year! Also, I know it’s past Christmas, so this is kind of a “I did get this, I wish I had gotten this, and maybe if I’m good I’ll get it next year…” post instead!! This post is part of Bookending Winter 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s post, the “All I Want for Christmas…” is hosted by DB @ DB’s Guide to the Galaxy! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t…

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    Top 5… books I’d like from Santa

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is our last official one for the year!! (However, I do have a surprise for you all next week!!) And today’s topic is: “Dear Santa, I would like these five books.” Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! Now, as much as I don’t want to add MORE books to my TBR,…

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    Top 5… couples I don’t think stayed together

    Good afternoon bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘couples I don’t think stayed together’! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I feel so validated in last week’s topic because I started screaming about couples already. (Would you believe that I never even looked at this week’s topic until now?!) So, shall we dig in more on my ranting!!…

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    Top 5… books that I would rewrite

    Good afternoon bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that I would rewrite’! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! Also, apologies for the lack of posts the last couple of days. I picked up my copy of The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black on Friday afternoon, went home, had to do other things like babysit (ruuuuuude), started it at…

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    Book recommendations: Overwatch edition #3

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome back to another edition of… books I would recommend to Overwatch characters! (Click here for edition 1, and edition 2!) So, I must admit, I was expecting some new characters to be announced at BlizzCon earlier this month… but they announced Overwatch 2 instead!! Which is exciting!! It’s still in development, but I’m looking forward to finding out more!! And the new short made me cry (not surprising… but it was a happy cry), and I can’t wait to show you it after we get through all…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #10

    Good morning bookworms! I’M BAAAAAAAACKK!! (But like, not in that terrifying murder-clown way. Just like, in the normal, ‘hey, it’s been a while, nice to see you’ way!!) For those of you unaware, that pesky chest infection that took me down is actually pneumonia… and I’ve been at home for what feels like WEEKS binge watching a lot of Miraculous and Critical Role… Try not to analyse this combination too much… So, I guess the update is: I’m still sick and at home, but I’m starting to feel better… and hey,…

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    Bookending Autumn: Spicy Pumpkin Latte book tag

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Spicy Pumpkin Latte book tag” is hosted by Me! (That sounds so weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Autumn is when the beverage names at the local coffee shop start to look more like a harvest produce list than anything from a drinks menu. What better way to celebrate this oddity than to do an autumnal drinks book tag?!…

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    Bookending Autumn '19 – Study Group

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome, welcome, welcome, to BOOK ENDING AUTUMN!! (I feel a little bit like a ringmaster at a circus!) Come one, come all! Step right up! You too can participate in all this fun!   This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Study Group” is hosted by me! (Oh my gosh, that sounds so weird!!)   Prompt Explanation: Fall is back to school and you need to organise a study group. Pick eight characters and discuss which subjects they bring…

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    September '19 book haul

    Good morning bookworms! Book haul categories are as follows: book boxes book purchases (book mail, instore and digital) review copies (book mail and digital), and bookish items (book related, but not actual books). I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in September: FairyLoot’s July box FINALLY ARRIVED. The theme was Magic in the City, and the book was Wicked Fox by Kat Cho OwlCrate’s September theme was Fear the Night, and the book was The Bone Season by Emily Lloyd-Jones I also…

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    Bookending Autumn: Loving the Monster

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Loving the Monster” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s post! Prompt Explanation: Which halloween monster is your all time favourite and why? Give us some recommendations…

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    The Sims book tag

    🎶 A long, long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile… 🎶 Jokes. I mean, it was a while ago, but not like American Pie time length! Back in September LAST YEAR (ok, maybe that is American Pie length of time), the lovely Hanna at Hanna Reads tagged me in The Sims book tag! Which I not-very-secretly loved, because I am one of those people who still actually play The Sims! Although we’re up to The Sims 4 now, with like 25 expansion and…